• WordNet 3.6
    • v counterpose constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
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In literature:

As a contrast to his over-sweet and cloying ideal of lascivious grace, Marino counterposes extravagant forms of ugliness.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
To the fighting "Holy Alliances" of the governments, we counterpose the brotherhood of the free spirits of the world!
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Things are what we in our own thought counterpose to ourselves who think them.
"The Reform of Education" by Giovanni Gentile
The two ideals are counterposed and mutually exclusive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various